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Even airline employees are having trouble finding a seat home from Europe this summer

International passengers walk through the arrivals area at Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport on November 26, 2021 in London, England. Leon Neal | Getty Images News | Getty Images Airlines want travelers to fly to Europe this summer. Their employees? Not so much. Carriers are discouraging their staff from using their employee perks for travel …

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Airlines cancel hundreds of weekend flights as storms sweep through Florida

Airlines canceled hundreds of weekend flights and thousands more were delayed as thunderstorms in Florida slowed traffic in one of the country’s top travel destinations during spring break. More than 6,000 US flights were delayed and 1,930 were canceled on Saturday, according to flight-tracking site FlightAware. Disruptions continue on Sunday with nearly 1,540 canceled and …

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International airlines launch battle plans to deal with summer of travel chaos

American Airlines made “short notice” cancellations in July while easyJet changed its schedule when airports announced passenger capacity caps. Stephen Brashear | Getty Images The aviation industry has been in disarray since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, a perfect storm of strikes and staff shortages is forcing airlines to shore up their battle …

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Airfares cool as peak summer travel season fades. Now what?

Passengers are seen at the Delta Air Lines check-in counters at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport ahead of the Fourth of July holiday in Atlanta, Georgia, July 1, 2022. Elijah Nouvelage | Reuters Flights, believe it or not, are getting cheaper. Airfares fell a seasonally-adjusted 1.8% from May to June, according to the latest US inflation …

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US flight disruptions finally ease as the holiday weekend winds down

Lighted tunnel in the United Airlines terminal, O’Hare International Airport, Chicago Illinois. Andrew Woodley | Universal Images Group via Getty Images US airline delays eased on Monday as weather improved, a relief for travelers and airlines as the July Fourth holiday weekend comes to an end. As of Monday afternoon, about 1,200 US flights were …

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How JetBlue’s takeover of Spirit could change air travel

Passengers wait in line at the Spirit Airlines check-in counter at Orlando International Airport. Paul Hennessy | LightRocket | Getty Images Spirit Airlines resigned this week and agreed to sell itself to JetBlue Airways for $3.8 billion, hours after breaking off a merger agreement with Frontier Airlines that failed to win enough shareholder support. The …

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Airlines ask Biden to drop Covid testing for vaccinated travelers before US-bound flights

A traveler wears a face mask while checking their phone on the arrivals level outside the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) amid increased Covid-19 travel restrictions on January 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images Airlines and other travel industry groups asked …

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JetBlue to buy Spirit for $ 3.8 billion after months-long fight over discounter

A JetBlue airliner lands past a Spirit Airlines jet on taxi way at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport on Monday, April 25, 2022. (Joe Cavaretta / Sun Sentinel / Tribune News Service via Getty Images) Joe Cavaretta | Sun Sentinel | Getty Images JetBlue Airways has reached a $ 3.8 billion deal to buy Spirit …

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Spirit Airlines, Frontier terminate deal that was marred by JetBlue’s rival bid

A Frontier Airlines airplane taxis past a Spirit Airlines aircraft at Indianapolis International Airport in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images Spirit Airlines terminated its merger agreement with Frontier Airlines on Wednesday, months after a rival bid by JetBlue Airways marred the planned tie-up. The announcement ends …

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